Foucault Series with Todd May #1B: Essentialism, Individualism and Michel Foucault

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18194146_10155402680149274_8341696230455299356_n copyVancouver School for Narrative therapy faculty and resident philosopher Todd May guides us through essentialism, individualism and Michel Foucault. VSNT members watch a one-of-a-kind 12-minute video of Todd teaching, then host VSNT faculty Stephen Madigan + guests + VSNT members jump into the conversation and interact with Todd.



Todd May PhD

Todd on the set of the Good Place

Todd May is a faculty member and resident philosopher at the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. He was (until 2022) a Professor of Philosophy and is the author of seventeen philosophy books, including books on Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. Todd continues to work as a grassroots organizer on numerous political issues, has taught philosophy in…


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  1. VSNT says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed hearing Todd explain Foucault’s idea of history being contingent. Meaning our history understanding (our selves and relationships) got to where it is not because it was destined to become this but because history is contingent on where power, ideas and culture brought us to an understanding of ourselves – at any given moment in time. The idea of history being contingent could be important to a narrative therapist regarding how and why we are situating the story we are listening and responding to inside the therapy room. Thanks Todd.


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